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German M60A3?
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Ran across this picture. Looks like German searchlight and track. Did the Germans buy or test the M60A3?

[img]http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1318/1105925049_abe5be3b41.jpg?v=0[/img]

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The only German M60 I am aware of is the one at Munster and that is a plain M60, IIRC. Could be Austrian, I think they upgraded theirs and changed the searchlight in the process, I don't remember what the Spanish did to theirs.

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Did a quick check in my files, the Spanish M60A3E look different, so it's 99% Austrian.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:08 am
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This is located in Arsenal museum in Vienna.
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The only German M60 I am aware of is the one at Munster and that is a plain M60




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The only German M60 I am aware of is the one at Munster and that is a plain M60




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Yep,

that's probably the one, although it had a semi-correct MERDC scheme the last time I saw it. It was not in evidence this past spring, apparently it is scheduled for maintenance/touch-ups/repaint.

Apart from a few exhibits, all vehicles at Munster have either been used or trialled by German forces at one time.

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Mark,
Austrians originally had M60A1's. They were one of, if not the first Foreign sales for the M60, getting theirs in the 60's. When the M60A3 came out they bought a bunch of new M60A3 RISE/Passives, deciding they didn't need the TTS. They then upgraded all their A1's to A3 RISE/Passive standard. They eventually became known as M60A3"O" , The "O" having an Umlaut over it and meaning Ostereich. They kept a few after switching to LEO II's for parades and display. IIRC there are at least 3 floating around still, the rest were sold off to either Egypt or Morrocco. If my plans go well I might get to check one out in a year Wink .

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It is an Austrian M60A3....100%.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:43 am
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Hi Mark! Hi Folks!

- MarkHolloway
Ran across this picture. Looks like German searchlight and track. Did the Germans buy or test the M60A3?

[img]http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1318/1105925049_abe5be3b41.jpg?v=0[/img]


Mark you have to be carefull about that "German" searchlight. True it is made by a German company, but many of the western european counties used it.

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What is the grid on the glacias? I'm guessing it is some kind of anti ATM/RPG device?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:06 am
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I would say these are ice cleats. Could be seen on many vehicles (Leo tanks, Marder IFVs,...) Obviously for replacing "flat" rubber pads on track links.
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Hi Bob(F15)! Hi Folks!

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What is the grid on the glacias? I'm guessing it is some kind of anti ATM/RPG device?


Palic is correct. The crew can remove a rubber pad and replace it with an ice cleat.

AFV Club makes a set of Leo 2 tracks that have the ice cleats installed.

That thing on the front galcias is rack that is full of cleats.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:49 am
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Hello from Texas,
It is the smoke dischargers that give it away.

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Hi Folks!

Check this link out for more discussion and photos of in service vehicles.

www.com-central.net/in...hlight=M60

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:57 pm
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They are called grousers on the glacis plate.
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